Thursday, May 24, 2007
Blogging=popularity contest?-- Thursday deep thoughts wih Gary
(some handles to go with some cups by Gary Rith)
I was thinking, 'who cares if I have a cold, what my pets are doing, what I am making? How immodest to sit around blabbing all the time.'
I have noticed two things. My favorite blogger is a secret blogger, and has a subscription list of 3-4 people, no comments allowed, even this person's other friends don't know they blog about them. They write it just to write, and share with a couple of people. On the other hand, a very good writer and blogger I know actively visits a million other blogs, and comments at those, which helps guarantee visits. That seems to be the easiest way to increase your own traffic, go to others, but lord, it is exhausting, or is it?
Why do I blog? Well, reading others is so much fun, and blabbing here is also fun, and the visitors (YOU) are especially fun. As a business tool, about 75 plus different items have sold thanks to the blog, in six months, but more than that, it keeps me on my toes. I cannot slack with everybody watching, I have to MAKE MORE, just as my instructor Jane said, and Dean when I was his apprentice.
So, frankly, it is fun reading blogs, writing this one, interacting with nice visitors, and I dman well better get back to work and attach those handles blah blah blah